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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
(725 ILCS 5/) Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.

725 ILCS 5/110A-60

    (725 ILCS 5/110A-60)
    Sec. 110A-60. Threat made in court. A person who, in the presence of a court, commits or threatens to commit an offense against the person or property of another, may be ordered, without process, to enter into a recognizance to keep the peace for a period not exceeding 12 months, and in case of refusal be committed as in other cases.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

725 ILCS 5/110A-65

    (725 ILCS 5/110A-65)
    Sec. 110A-65. Remitting recognizance. When, upon an action brought upon a recognizance, the penalty for the action is adjudged forfeited, the court may, on the petition of a defendant, remit the portion of it as the circumstances of the case render just and reasonable.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

725 ILCS 5/110A-70

    (725 ILCS 5/110A-70)
    Sec. 110A-70. Surrender of principal. The sureties of a person bound to keep the peace may, at any time, surrender their principal to the sheriff of the county in which the principal was bound, under the same rules and regulations governing the surrender of the principal in other criminal cases.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

725 ILCS 5/110A-75

    (725 ILCS 5/110A-75)
    Sec. 110A-75. New recognizance. The person so surrendered may recognize anew, with sufficient sureties, before a court, for the residue of the time, and shall thereupon be discharged.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

725 ILCS 5/110A-80

    (725 ILCS 5/110A-80)
    Sec. 110A-80. Amended complaint. No proceeding to prevent a breach of the peace shall be dismissed on account of any informality or insufficiency in the complaint, or any process or proceeding, but the complaint may be amended, by order of the court, to conform to the facts in the case.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

725 ILCS 5/Tit. IV

 
    (725 ILCS 5/Tit. IV heading)
TITLE IV. PROCEEDINGS TO COMMENCE PROSECUTION

725 ILCS 5/Art. 111

 
    (725 ILCS 5/Art. 111 heading)
ARTICLE 111. CHARGING AN OFFENSE

725 ILCS 5/111-1

    (725 ILCS 5/111-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 111-1)
    Sec. 111-1. Methods of prosecution. When authorized by law a prosecution may be commenced by:
    (a) A complaint;
    (b) An information;
    (c) An indictment.
    (d) Upon commencement of a prosecution for a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, or Section 9-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to the offense of reckless homicide, the victims of these offenses shall have all the rights under this Section as they do in Section 4 of the Bill of Rights for Victims and Witnesses of Violent Crime Act.
    For the purposes of this Section "victim" shall mean an individual who has suffered personal injury as a result of the commission of a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, or Section 9-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to the offense of reckless homicide. In regard to a violation of Section 9-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to the offense of reckless homicide, "victim" shall also include, but not be limited to, spouse, guardian, parent, or other family member.
    (e) Upon arrest after commencement of a prosecution for a sex offense against a person known to be an employee, the State's Attorney shall immediately provide the superintendent of schools or school administrator that employs the employee with a copy of the complaint, information, or indictment.
    For the purposes of this subsection: "employee" has the meaning provided in subsection (a) of Section 24-5 of the School Code; and "sex offense" has the meaning provided in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act.
    This subsection shall not be construed to diminish the rights, privileges, or remedies of an employee under a collective bargaining agreement or employment contract.
(Source: P.A. 101-521, eff. 8-23-19.)

725 ILCS 5/111-2

    (725 ILCS 5/111-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 111-2)
    Sec. 111-2. Commencement of prosecutions.
    (a) All prosecutions of felonies shall be by information or by indictment. No prosecution may be pursued by information unless a preliminary hearing has been held or waived in accordance with Section 109-3 and at that hearing probable cause to believe the defendant committed an offense was found, and the provisions of Section 109-3.1 of this Code have been complied with.
    (b) All other prosecutions may be by indictment, information or complaint.
    (c) Upon the filing of an information or indictment in open court charging the defendant with the commission of a sex offense defined in any Section of Article 11 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, and a minor as defined in Section 1-3 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is alleged to be the victim of the commission of the acts of the defendant in the commission of such offense, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor as provided in Section 2-17, 3-19, 4-16 or 5-610 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
    (d) Upon the filing of an information or indictment in open court, the court shall immediately issue a warrant for the arrest of each person charged with an offense directed to a peace officer or some other person specifically named commanding him to arrest such person.
    (e) When the offense is bailable, the judge shall endorse on the warrant the amount of bail required by the order of the court, and if the court orders the process returnable forthwith, the warrant shall require that the accused be arrested and brought immediately into court.
    (f) Where the prosecution of a felony is by information or complaint after preliminary hearing, or after a waiver of preliminary hearing in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section, such prosecution may be for all offenses, arising from the same transaction or conduct of a defendant even though the complaint or complaints filed at the preliminary hearing charged only one or some of the offenses arising from that transaction or conduct.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)